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The Giants promoted top prospect SS Marco Luciano to High-A Eugene.
Luciano has hit .278/.373/.556 with 18 homers, 57 RBI, and five stolen bases in 70 games at Low-A this season. The 19-year-old future star is widely considered a top-10 overall prospect in baseball, and he's a very exciting player to roster in dynasty leagues right now. While there are questions as to whether or not Luciano will stick at shortstop, the young phenom possesses thunderous power and could one day register elite exit velocities at the big league level.
Giants top prospect SS Marco Luciano went 3-for-5 with two homers and a double while playing for Low-A San Jose on Tuesday.
Luciano is hitting .278/.360/.568 with 12 homers through 45 games this minor league season. A consensus top-10 prospect in baseball, the 19-year-old could be in line for a promotion to High-A within the next month or so. Luciano possesses thunderous power due to his elite bat speed. There are questions as to whether or not he'll stick at shortstop, but his bat is going to play anywhere.
Marco Luciano went 2-for-4 with two homers and three RBI in Wednesday's game for Low-A San Jose.
The 19-year-old physical phenom has been off to a slow start this season, so this two-homer game was highly encouraging. Luciano's exceptional bat speed and natural strength have translated to high exit velocities and thunderous raw power. Hopefully this game is the start of a breakout this season.
The Giants reassigned top prospect SS Marco Luciano to minor league camp.
Luciano is a 19-year-old shortstop who's considered a top-10 prospect in baseball. He arrived to spring training looking "noticeably thicker" this spring but went 1-for-16 with 11 strikeouts in Cactus League action. It's clear what he has to work on, and prospect evaluators still remain extremely high on his offensive potential.
Giants manager Gabe Kapler says top SS prospect Marco Luciano looks "noticeably thicker" this spring.
"His swings and the sound of the ball coming off his bat in the cage reflected that," Kapler elaborated. Luciano is only 19 years old and already considered one of the most exciting prospects in all of baseball. However, he has played just nine games above rookie ball so it'll be interesting to see how he fares over the course of a full minor league campaign. Luciano is a highly valuable asset in dynasty baseball leagues.